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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Men's Soccer program is set to begin a new era in the Fall of 2020, as newly announced head coach George Arroyo will take over the team for his first season.

 

Coming off a 2019 campaign in which the Trailblazers made the conference tournament, Arroyo is confident the team is ready to improve and move up within the RSC. "I think I speak for everyone in saying we're excited about the upcoming schedule. Except for one, we faced each of these teams last season, so it gives us an opportunity to gauge our improvement in many areas. We play in a tough conference against quality players and coaches, but we want to make our mark. We want to move up in the rankings and I believe this is the year to do so!"

 

The squad is scheduled to open play on September 2nd on the road at Shawnee State University. The familiarity of the team's non-conference schedule, as mentioned above, will allow for an early gauge on the team's standing entering conference play.

Following the non-conference slate, OCU will open River States Conference play on September 26th on the road at Point Park University, followed by their conference home opener against the University of Rio Grande on October 1st.

 

On October 8th, the Trailblazers will travel to take on the newest member of the River States Conference, the Mighty Oaks of Oakland City University. The Mighty Oaks return to the NAIA after being a member of NCAA DII. The Mighty Oaks will be immediately eligible for postseason competition, which is a benefit afforded to former members that return to the NAIA.

 

In total, the Trailblazers will host five RSC regular season matchups, concluding with Senior Day on October 31 against Brescia University. OCU will also host the University of Rio Grande, Asbury University, Carlow University, and Midway University.

 

Due to the ever evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, please stay tuned to our website for any scheduling changes that may occur in the coming months.

 

For more on the Trailblazer Soccer Program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)

 

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Published: May 26, 2020

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Arroyo Named Head Coach Of Men's Soccer Program

Published: May 15, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following a comprehensive search, Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce George Arroyo as the new head coach for the men's soccer program. Arroyo will begin immediately in preparation for the 2020 Fall schedule set to start in August. ...
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Trailblazers Boast 24 RSC Spring Scholar Athletes

Published: May 11, 2020

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Published: May 9, 2020

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Published: April 29, 2020

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Published: April 21, 2020

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Published: March 24, 2020

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Published: March 23, 2020

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Published: March 16, 2020

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Published: March 13, 2020

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Published: February 12, 2020

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Published: November 30, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The Ohio Christian University Athletic Department spent the month of November gathering supplies to show the love of Christ this holiday season, packing 20 boxes to be sent overseas as a part of Operation Christmas Child. ...
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Trailblazers Send Love Overseas For Christmas Season

Published: December 10, 2019

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Trailblazers Boast 37 2019 RSC Fall Scholar Athletes

Published: November 30, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- The 2019 River States Conference Fall Sport Scholar-Athlete team named 37 Ohio Christian University  student-athletes who made the grade for this season. All five Trailblazer fall sports were recognized. To be named, student-athletes must have a 3.25 grade-point average or higher, have at least two semesters of attendance prior to the current term, participate in an RSC sport and be nominated by their institution. The NAIA sponsors a similar award program of the NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, which is awarded to juniors and seniors with a 3.50 GPA or higher.  ...
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Trailblazers Boast 37 2019 RSC Fall Scholar Athletes

Published: December 10, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- The 2019 River States Conference Fall Sport Scholar-Athlete team named 37 Ohio Christian University  student-athletes who made the grade for this season. All five Trailblazer fall sports were recognized. To be named, student-athletes must have a 3.25 grade-point average or higher, have at least two semesters of attendance prior to the current term, participate in an RSC sport and be nominated by their institution. The NAIA sponsors a similar award program of the NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, which is awarded to juniors and seniors with a 3.50 GPA or higher.  ...
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Lezotte Tabbed RSC Offensive Player of the Year

Published: November 30, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Adding to her already impressive 2019 resume, Senior forward Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH) was named the River States Conference Player of the Year on Friday. She led the forward category of the All-RSC First Team after putting up 22 goals, 46 points and five game-winning goals.  ...
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Lezotte Tabbed RSC Offensive Player of the Year

Published: December 10, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Adding to her already impressive 2019 resume, Senior forward Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH) was named the River States Conference Player of the Year on Friday. She led the forward category of the All-RSC First Team after putting up 22 goals, 46 points and five game-winning goals.  ...
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Lady Trailblazers End 2019 In RSC Championship Semi-Final

Published: December 10, 2019

EATON, OH – On a cold night in November, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers closed out their 2019 season following a hard-fought loss against Indiana University East in the River States Conference semifinal round. With the loss, the Lady Trailblazers end the season with an overall record of 10-6-2. ...
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Lady Trailblazers End 2019 In RSC Championship Semi-Final

Published: November 30, 2019

EATON, OH – On a cold night in November, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers closed out their 2019 season following a hard-fought loss against Indiana University East in the River States Conference semifinal round. With the loss, the Lady Trailblazers end the season with an overall record of 10-6-2. ...
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Lady Trailblazers Resiliency Keys Win Over IU Kokomo

Published: November 30, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After falling in an early 1-0 hole, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers responded to the call on Saturday, overcoming the Cougars from Indiana University Kokomo to move on to the River States Conference Championship Semifinals. ...
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Published: November 8, 2019

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Published: November 8, 2019

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Trailblazers Drop Season Finale To Eagles, Learn Playoff Standing

Published: November 8, 2019

MIDWAY, KY – Wrapping up the 2019 regular season at Midway University, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers took on the Eagles Wednesday night in a late-night battle. With a fair amount of offensive looks for both squads, Asbury took advantage of an early opportunity, scoring the only goal of the night less than two minutes into the game.  ...
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Lady Trailblazers Drop 2OT Heartbreaker To Asbury

Published: November 8, 2019

ASBURY, KY - Facing a stout opponent in Asbury University, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers battled the Eagles Wednesday night with the River States Conference regular season title on the line. After 105 minutes of no scoring, the Eagles punched in a late score to seal the win.  ...
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Trailblazers Shutout Eagles To Lock Up Postseason Ticket

Published: November 8, 2019

MIDWAY, KY – Needing a win to remain in the hunt for postseason, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers played their first of two makeup games this week on Monday against the Eagles of Midway University. ...
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Lady Trailblazers Dominate Eagles, Improve Postseason Position

Published: November 8, 2019

MIDWAY, KY – After consecutive postponed games to end last week, the Ohio Christian Lady Trailblazers played their second to last regular season River States Conference match on Monday, facing the Eagles of Midway University. ...
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Head Basketball Coach Inducted in Taylor University Hall of Fame

Photo provided courtesy of Taylor University, used with permission.

Published: October 16, 2019

Ohio Christian University’s Head Coach for the Men’s basketball team, Casey Coons was recently honored by his alma mater. On Oct. 5, Coons was inducted into Taylor University Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame. Other inductees included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. “It was an awesome honor,” Coons said of the induction ceremony. “It was really cool because all of the other four inductees I know really well. Two of them I went to school with, Coach Atkinson I interacted with while I was an assistant there, and Tanya Crevier worked all nine years of basketball...
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Offense Powers Trailblazers' Win Over Carlow

Published: October 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers battled it out on the road on Saturday, riding an offensive explosion in the second half to seal the 6-3 victory. The win marks the team's first River States Conference victory of the season. Andrew Smith (JR/Dansville, MI) kicked off the scoring for Ohio Christian in the 33rd minute, as neither team managed a successful offensive push in most of the opening half. Following halftime, both teams caught fire, with the Trailblazers netting five goals in less than 30 minutes. Individually, Ohio Christian's Bryce Hull (SO/Grove...
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PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers battled it out on the road on Saturday, riding an offensive explosion in the second half to seal the 6-3 victory. The win marks the team's first River States Conference victory of the season. Andrew Smith (JR/Dansville, MI) kicked off the scoring for Ohio Christian in the 33rd minute, as neither team managed a successful offensive ... Read More
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers battled it out on the road on Saturday, riding an offensive explosion in the second half to seal the 6-3 victory. The win marks the team' ... Read More

Lady Trailblazers Force Draw With Celtics

Published: October 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers played the Celtics of Carlow University on Saturday, competing in less than ideal weather conditions of cold temperatures and consistent rain. After 110 minutes of play, the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Ohio Christian opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on a goal by Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH), assisted by Rachel Lawwell (SR/Pataskala, OH). Six minutes later, the Celtics evened the score on a goal from Alexa Schwab, ending the scoring for both teams. Each squad had their fair chance to pull ahead, as each team...
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PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers played the Celtics of Carlow University on Saturday, competing in less than ideal weather conditions of cold temperatures and consistent rain. After 110 minutes of play, the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Ohio Christian opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on a goal by Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH), assisted by Rachel Lawwell ... Read More
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers played the Celtics of Carlow University on Saturday, competing in less than ideal weather conditions of cold temperatures and ... Read More

Pioneers Play Past Trailblazers

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers hosted the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday evening, falling 3-0 to move to 0-5 in River States Conference play. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers hosted the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday evening, falling 3-0 to move to 0-5 in River States Conference play. ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers hosted the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday evening, falling 3-0 to move to 0-5 in River States Conference play. ... Read More

Pioneers Hand Lady Trailblazers First RSC Loss

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off a 4-0 start to River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers fell short against the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers broke open the game in the second half with back to back goals to win 2-0.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off a 4-0 start to River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers fell short against the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers broke open the game in the second half with back to back goals to win 2-0.  ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off a 4-0 start to River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers fell short against the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday ... Read More

Casey Coons Inducted Into Taylor University Hall of Fame

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that also included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. Coons was a member of the Trojan's basketball team as a player from 2009-2013 and later served as an assistant coach for the program.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that also included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. Coons was a member of the Trojan's basketball team as a player from 2009-2013 and later served as an assistant coach ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that ... Read More

Brooke Lezotte Named RSC Offensive Player of the Week

Published: October 16, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the Trailblazers' record to 7-3 overall and 4-0 RSC.  Lezzotte has 14 goals in 10 games to rank 10th in the NAIA for total goals. Ohio Christian takes its first-place RSC record into Thursday's home game versus...
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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the ... Read More
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30- ... Read More

Golden Bears Shut Down Trailblazers In RSC Matchup

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Facing their second consecutive team in the NAIA polls, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers struggled offensively on Saturday as the ranked Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech cruised past Ohio Christian to move to 3-0 in River States Conference play.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Facing their second consecutive team in the NAIA polls, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers struggled offensively on Saturday as the ranked Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech cruised past Ohio Christian to move to 3-0 in River States Conference play.  ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Facing their second consecutive team in the NAIA polls, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers struggled offensively on Saturday as the ranked Golden Bears of West Virginia ... Read More

Lady Trailblazers Run Past Golden Bears, Move To 4-0 In RSC

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off three straight shutouts to open River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers held off a late charge by the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears to seal a 2-1 victory. With the win, Ohio Christian moves to first place alone at the top of the RSC.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off three straight shutouts to open River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers held off a late charge by the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears to seal a 2-1 victory. With the win, Ohio Christian moves to first place alone at the top of the RSC.  ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off three straight shutouts to open River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers held off a late charge by the West Virginia Tech Golden ... Read More
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Trailblazer Athletics: The Ultimate Host Weekend

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Published: September 26, 2018

A flurry of athletics activity ensued over the weekend on Ohio Christian University's (OCU) campus as OCU hosted a regional training for referees, a local clinic for school-aged children looking to improve their softball skills, and some sporting events as well. In addition to playing host, the conference recognized one OCU athlete as Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the week. Details of this weekend's activities follow:  Ohio Christian University hosts 2018-19 Referee In-Service  On Sunday, September 23, OCU had the unique privilege of hosting the 2018 Fall Men's Basketball In-...
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A flurry of athletics activity ensued over the weekend on Ohio Christian University's (OCU) campus as OCU hosted a regional training for referees, a local clinic for school-aged children looking to improve their softball skills, and some sporting events as well. In addition to playing host, the conference recognized one OCU athlete as Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the week. Details of ... Read More
A flurry of athletics activity ensued over the weekend on Ohio Christian University's (OCU) campus as OCU hosted a regional training for referees, a local clinic for school-aged children looking to ... Read More
OCU Student Govt. President Samuel Church

Samuel Church Testimonial

OCU Student Govt. President Samuel Church

Published: September 17, 2018

Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the challenge. “There weren’t expectations of rising and doing anything big, but I decided not to settle for that,” he recalls.  Samuel focused his energy and effort on athletics where he excelled, and OCU recruited him to join the track team. When he visited the campus in Circleville, OH, he was unsure what the future held. But, he remembers, “Everyone knew my name in about ten minutes, and they...
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Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the challenge. “There weren’t expectations of rising and doing anything big, but I decided not to settle for that,” he recalls.  Samuel focused his energy and effort on athletics where he excelled, and OCU ... Read More
Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the ... Read More
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Ohio Christian Named Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

Ohio Christian Named Champions of Character Five-Star Institution image

Published: September 5, 2018

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce that they have been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2017-18 academic year.  Each year, NAIA schools use the Champions of Character scorecard to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics. Schools scoring a minimum of 60 out of 100 points earn the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.  The Champions of Character Scorecard measures growth in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment in five key areas with a possibility of earning 100 points....
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce that they have been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2017-18 academic year.  Each year, NAIA schools use the Champions of Character scorecard to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics. Schools scoring a minimum of 60 out of 100 points earn the Champions of Character Five-Star ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce that they have been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2017-18 academic year.  Each year, NAIA ... Read More

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OCU Athletics Represented on NAIA National Selection Committee image

OCU Athletics Represented on NAIA National Selection Committee

OCU Athletics Represented on NAIA National Selection Committee image

Published: December 26, 2017

This Fall, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department had the unique opportunity to be represented on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee. Representing the Trailblazers was Athletic Director David Bireline who is in second year with the institution. The NAIA appoints 10 members from around the country who are responsible to select and seed all 32 finalists for the men’s national tournament. “Being able to represent Ohio Christian on the national level is a huge blessing and a great opportunity to promote and grow our intercollegiate athletic program,” said...
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This Fall, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department had the unique opportunity to be represented on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee. Representing the Trailblazers was Athletic Director David Bireline who is in second year with the institution. The NAIA appoints 10 members from around the country who are responsible to select and seed all 32 finalists for the ... Read More
This Fall, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department had the unique opportunity to be represented on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee. Representing the Trailblazers ... Read More
Trailblazers Make Appearance In NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup Standings image

Trailblazers Make Appearance In NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

Trailblazers Make Appearance In NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup Standings image

Published: December 4, 2017

For the first time in school history, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers have made an appearance in the NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup standings. This accomplishment was made possible thanks to a tremendous 2017 season by the men's and women's cross country programs. Both teams punched their ticket to the NAIA National meet in November, which was the first national appearance for the program at the NAIA level.  The Learfield Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.  Points are...
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For the first time in school history, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers have made an appearance in the NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup standings. This accomplishment was made possible thanks to a tremendous 2017 season by the men's and women's cross country programs. Both teams punched their ticket to the NAIA National meet in November, which was the first national appearance for the ... Read More
For the first time in school history, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers have made an appearance in the NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup standings. This accomplishment was made possible thanks ... Read More